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Archive Team: The SOPA World Tour

Published January 18, 2012

The introduction of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in US Congress caused a wave of dissent, anger, and protest over the possible censorship and gatekeeping of the Internet. To bring needed attention to this law, a large number of sites took down access to their websites and replaced them with messages or warnings about the potential effect of SOPA. On January 18, 2012, these one of a kind pages provided an insight into crowdsourced protest and collective action. As a result of this and other work, SOPA lost support and faded.

Archive Team has assembled a collection of WARC-format pages from that day. The collection can be browsed here.

Thanks to team member yipdw for leading the charge and project.

Identifier archiveteam-sopa-world-tour
Date 2012-01-18
Mediatype web
Publicdate 2012-04-11 03:44:22
Addeddate 2012-04-11 03:44:22
Year 2012
Language English


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